What Do You Expect? She's a Teenager!: A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms With Daughters Ages 11-19 Paperback – 1 August 2011
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- Publisher : Sourcebooks Inc (1 August 2011)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 334 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1402256248
- ISBN-13 : 978-1402256240
- Dimensions : 13.97 x 2.24 x 20.96 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 597,420 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
- Customer Reviews:
I would suggest this book as a great way to open the doors for communication even if you don't agree with everything and every conversation starter. It helped me think about how I would approach the situation and also gives me a calm thought to different issues instead of getting hit with it out of the blue one day. - Bare it All Fitness
I'm feeling far more confident after reading What Do You Expect? She's a Teenager...It's a book I found captured my heart and soul...Every parent can benefit from reading this book. - Mommy's Memorandum
If you have a tween or teenage girl or if you have a daughter younger than this, this book would definitely be the type of book that could be a lifesaver - Dad of Divas
If your little girl has suddenly turned into one big eye roll, then Arden Greenspan-Goldberg's What Do You Expect? She's a Teenager! is for you. It's the ultimate how-to guidebook that will not only teach you how to survive your daughter's teen years, but how to enjoy them along the way, too. -- Jen Singer, author, You're a Good Mom (and Your Kids Aren't So Bad Either)
In a straight forward, user friendly and totally accessible way, What Do You Expect? She's a Teenager overflows with the skills and techniques every mother needs for navigating the precarious yet thrilling road of raising a teenage daughter. Arden Greenspan-Goldberg covers every facet of your ride of a lifetime: sex, drugs, bullying, friends and more... expertly steering you into realistic expectations that both prepare and equip you for your journey.
--Dr. Jane Greer, Marriage and Family Therapist, Author of What About Me? Stop Selfishness From Ruining Your Relationship, Radio Host, Huffington Post Contributor
In my opinion, I think that this is a book that is good for advice to show different views.
- Jumpin Beans
Parents of girls need to check this out, no matter what age. - Mid-Ohio Valley Parent Magazine
Since most of my audience is composed of believers, I just want to note that even though a book is based on a secular worldview, it may contain some nuggets of wisdom which we can blend in with our own traditions - within our own value system - to help us avoid or deal with parenting problems. - Mommy Life
Thank goodness, a liberating, refreshingly helpful and therapeutically credible road map along the free-falling journey of motherhood. We all win with less losing it around conflict. The personal stories definitely made me feel less alone and empowered to stay open!
Emme, TV Personality, Supermodel, Women's Body Image Advocate, and Mom
This is the bible for mothers with tweens or teens. - A Delicious Obsession
With Arden and her essential and accessible primer at their side, moms can not only survive, but actually thrive during the teenage years.
- Louisville Family Fun
About the Author
Arden Greenspan-Goldberg, M.S.W., L.C.S.W., B.C.D., is a nationally known family and marriage psychotherapist who has specialized in teen issues for more than 30 years. She currently practices in New City, New York, and New York City. Visit askarden.com
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This has been a full family reading. As soon as the book arrived, my 12 year old daughter picked it up and didn't put it down. I was about to tell her to wait until I read it, making sure the content was appropriate since she is on the lower spectrum of the age; but, decided to just let her go for it. I know she would probably digest what she was comfortable with and shim over other parts. I too read cover to cover but could see my husband picking the chapters he was comfortable with. The book offers a wonderful platform to open discussions if you read it with your daughter; great advice if you have an area you might be struggling with and nice support if things are going smoothly with your daughter. This book is a great reminder of how respect and communication are critical to all relationships. Overall I would say a great read an reference.
"What a joy to read, "What Do You Expect? She's A Teenager! A Hope and Happiness Guide for Moms with Daughters ages 11-19. It's such an "easy" read. This book is intended to better understand our tween and teen girls using a teaching method called "Aerial Parenting" which will help us handle some very precarious situations.
As a mom and grandmother, I can appreciate every aspect of raising a tween/teen, however this book gives much more and greater in depth insight into understanding the mother/daughter dynamic and connecting with our daughters at any age.
When a mom is well equipped with knowledge, her daughter has to grow up healthier, happier, sound in mind, body and spirit.
Arden, I am reading your book for a second time to make sure I didn't miss anything, that's how great it is.
Thank you for the eye-opening learning experience, even at my age.
This was great for joke material, but on a more practical note, I would maybe suggest Mayim Bialik's book Girling Up, just because it's a bit more appreciative of the teenage girl condition.